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  • State Authorization

    As of December 1, 2014

    All U.S. States require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to provide post-secondary educational instruction in their states. Many of these state laws and regulations also apply to online, distance and correspondence educational instruction offered in that state. As such, Saint Francis University and its online/distance educations programs must be authorized in certain states prior to offering those courses or programs to students residing in those states. Likewise, many states require post-secondary educational institutions to be legally authorized to offer activities such as internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences in their state.

    Saint Francis University is in a continuous process to monitor regulations in states and territories in which it "operates."Prospective out-of-state students should consult the list below to determine their eligibility for admission to our online programs.

    Students presently enrolled in our on-campus or online programs that wish to complete an activity such as an internship, clinical or fieldwork experience should consult the program coordinator before initializing any contact with a business or agency outside of Pennsylvania.

    Authorization

    Saint Francis University has received authorization (or is exempt from the requirement) to offer online degree programs to residents in the following states as well as opportunities for internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences as noted:

    STATE OR TERRITORY

    STATUS OF AUTHORIZATION

    Authorized or Exempt
    Online Programs

    Internships, Clinical or Fieldwork Experiences (campus-based programs)

    Alabama

    Master of Health Science
    Master of Human Resource Management

    Exempt

    Alaska

    Master of Health Science
    Master of Human Resource Management

    Exempt

    Arizona

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Arkansas

    Master of Health Science

    Arkansas Higher Education Coordinating Board certification does not constitute an endorsement of any institution or program.  Such certification merely indicates that certain criteria have been met as required under the rules and regulations implementing institutional and program certification as defined in Arkansas Code §6-61-301.

    Exempt

    California

    All online courses/programs 
    (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Exempt

    Colorado

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Connecticut

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Delaware

    All online courses/programs 
    (internship for MHRM online program only)

    Approved

    Dist. of Columbia

    All online courses/programs  
    (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Approved

    Florida

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Georgia

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Hawaii

    All online courses/programs 
    (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Exempt

    Idaho

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Illinois

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Indiana Master of Health Science
    Master of Medical Science
    Master of Human Resource Management
    Autism Spectrum Disorder Endorsement
    BS in Health Studies
    BS in Behavioral Science

    This institution is authorized by:
    The Indiana Board for Proprietary Education
    101 W. Ohio St., Suite 670
    Indianapolis, IN 46204-1984
     Exempt

    Iowa

    All online courses/programs  
    (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Exempt

    Kansas

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Kentucky

    All online courses/programs 
    (no internship, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

     Select programs (see list below*)

    Louisiana

    All online courses/programs 
    (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    None permitted

    Maine

    All online courses/programs 
     (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    None permitted

    Maryland

    Master of Health Science
    Master of Medical Science
    Master of Human Resource Management
     
     (no internship, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

     Select programs (see list below)

    Massachusetts

    All online courses/programs 
    (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    None permitted

    Michigan

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Mississippi

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Missouri

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Montana

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Nebraska

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Nevada

    All online courses/programs  
     (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Exempt

    New Hampshire

    All online courses/programs  
     (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

     Select programs (see list below*)

    New Jersey

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    New Mexico

    All online courses/programs
     (Internships permitted in online MHRM program.)

    Select programs (see list below*)

    New York

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    North Carolina

    All online courses/programs  
    (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

     Application in progress

    North Dakota

    All online courses/programs  
    (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Exempt

    Ohio

    All online courses/programs  
     (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Exempt

    Oklahoma

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt**

    Oregon

    Application submitted for approval of Master of Health Science and Master of Human Resource Management programs. 
     (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.) 

    Application submitted for approval (MPAS, DPT, and MOT programs)

    Pennsylvania

    All online courses/programs

    Approved

    Rhode Island

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    South Carolina

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    South Dakota

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Tennessee

    All online courses/programs
    (any internship must be initiated by student)

    Exempt**

    Texas

    All online courses/programs
     (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Approved***

    Utah

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Vermont

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Virginia

    All online courses/programs

    Exempt

    Washington

    All online courses/programs  
    (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Exempt

    West Virginia

    All online courses/programs  
     (no internships, fieldwork experiences, etc.)

    Exempt

    Wisconsin

    Application in process for approval of all online programs

    Exempt

    Wyoming

    All online courses/programs

    Approved

    ** Must be student-initiated process.

    *** Must be pre-approved by listing site on annual authorization renewal form to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board.

    Limited Authorization - Internships/Clinical or Fieldwork Experiences:

    Saint Francis University has limited authorization for internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences in the following states:
    • Kentucky: Only non-credit experiences permitted
    • Maryland: Authorized programs: ADCS BS in Organizational Leadership; ADCS BS in Computer Systems Management; BS Exercise Physiology; BS/BA Criminal Justice and Sociology; BS Social Work (limited counties); BS Biology/Marine Biology; BA Aquarium and Zoo Science; MOT; MPAS; DPT. Conditions apply.
    • New Hampshire: Authorized programs: MPAS
    • New Mexico: Authorized programs: DPT, MPAS, MOT, MHRM, BS Exercise Physiology, and BA/BS Public Health

    No Authorization - Internships/Clinical or Fieldwork Experiences:

     Saint Francis University students are not authorized to complete internships, clinical or fieldwork experiences, etc. in the following states:
    • Louisiana
    • Maine
    • Massachusetts

    Pending Authorization:

     Saint Francis University is in the process of researching and applying for authorization in the following states and territories. Note: If your state of residence is on the pending approval list, this does not exclude you from applying to Saint Francis University. Contact the program enrollment counselor prior to completing the application to see if the status has changed.
    • Minnesota
    • North Carolina (internships, clinical and fieldwork experiences)
    • Puerto Rico
    • Wisconsin (distance education)

    Questions on State Authorization may be directed to (814) 472-3199.

     

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